DECEMBER 2010: From cellarhand to owner ... Local winemaker breathes new life into landmark Clare Valley winery

In a deal signed recently winemaker Tim Adams together with his wife and business partner Pam Goldsack will be the new owners of the historic Leasingham winery and cellar door... “We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to resurrect this beautiful and historic landmark property.” said Tim, “I began my winemaking career at Leasingham under the tutorage of Mr Mick Knappstein, so this is more of a home-coming than new venture.” DOWNLOAD RELEASE

NOVEMBER 2010: Tim Adams 2010 Riesling, 2010 Pinot Gris, 2010 Botrytis Riesling, 2007 The Fergus, 2006 Cabernet Malbec ($30), 2008 The Aberfeldy Shiraz

I suppose that the most important change is the formal front-label recognition of malbec in the Tim Adams 2006 Cabernet Malbec, made in response to the variety now constituting 20 per cent of the blend. DOWNLOAD RELEASE

7 OCTOBER 2010: Tim Adams tops Oz Clarke’s 2011 list — and scores four in his Top 20

Leading English critic Oz Clarke has judged Tim Adams 2007 Shiraz as the top wine in the latest edition of his influential book, 250 Best Wines 2011. Three other Tim Adams wines, from the Clare Valley, are also in the book’s Top 20: 2008 Semillon (6); 2006 Cabernet Malbec (11); and 2008 Riesling (17). DOWNLOAD RELEASE

AUGUST 2010: Release of 2009 Semillon and 2008 Reserve Tempanillo

We’ve been producing semillon for more than 20 years and have developed a style quite different to that typical of the Hunter Valley. Ours is more robust, with, I think, more weight of fruit on the palate and also the added complexity of fermentation and maturation in oak. DOWNLOAD RELEASE

MARCH 2010: Release of Tim Adams 2007 Shiraz

Shiraz has been one of the mainstays of our range, with more than 20 vintages having been released since my wife Pam and I established our own brand in the Clare Valley. DOWNLOAD RELEASE